I am an architect by training but right now I am writing a cookbook about zinc. Zinc deficiency is a major and yet unknown problem in America, and it may be the underlying cause of much of our physical as well as mental disease. There is a wealth of research about zinc,
[More] but it hasn't filtered down to the public yet. I came across this when I was looking into the many health problems of birth control pills for my teenage daughter, which lower zinc. It turns out that all chemicals, as well as sugar and white flour, lower zinc, so it is really important to cut back on processed foods and to take supplements as well.
Thank you so much for your info! I have never been able to smell properly and always wondered why!! I have also spent most of my life suffering from Acne as well as depression. Now that I am pregnant - I have PICA - I am craving chalk and mud like crazy...! I think you have the solution. I have never even thought of having a deficiency in ZINC.
Thank you so much - going to definately make a point of increasing my intake of Zinc and see if will help at all.
I am quite sure it will!
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